Franck Monnier is an engineer based in France and is currently associate researcher with the CNRS in Nanterre, Paris. He specialises in the study of ancient Egyptian architecture, including ancient Egyptian construction techniques, and is the author of several books and dozens of articles in this subject area. His main research fields are funerary and military architecture.
David Ian Lightbody holds a PhD in archaeology from the University of Glasgow in Scotland, and a degree in engineering. He taught Egyptian history and courses on Egyptian temples at the University of Glasgow. He has published archaeological reports outlining the results of his ongoing research, and academic articles relating to the architecture, technical systems, and iconography used in the ancient world.